Regarding the Atlantis story (recorded by Plato), the egyptian priests of Sais, Egypt, the preeminent seaport of the Nile Delta at that time, told Solon (circa 600 B.C.) that ancient Egypt never had coastal flooding problems, such as did Atlantis and Greece in the story, but this is belied by the fact that the ancient mediterranean megalithic port cites of Heraklion (Thonis) and Menouthis now lie submerged in the sea five miles from shore, twenty miles northeast from Alexandria.
And the fact that Sais (not Heraklion/Menouthis) was noted as the preeminent port of the Nile mouth coastline at Solon’s time indicates that those two submerged cities near Alexandria were long gone by Solon’s time, which was before Alexandria was built by Alexander the Great, and so, indicates the egyptian priests were very ignorant of their own history, or as the Egyptians were prone to do, just ignored the history of those submerged cities, perhaps viewing them as Canaanite, which they probably mostly were, during the Ice Age, before the sea level rose with the end of the Ice Age to consume many coastal port cities in various parts of the parts of the world, off Greece for instance, and off Egypt as noted, as well as, off southern Spain and Morocco, the submerged ruins of the Atlantean Empire, which extended both inside and outside the Pillar of Hercules (Gibraltar) according rightly to the egyptian priests who told Solon the story.
In one breath, the egyptian priests called Atlantis the inland island-city within concentric shipping canals at the southern side of a vast plain, with the ocean outlet five nautical miles to the south, and a large chain of mountains looming to the north (the rich mining district), but in the next breath, they call Atlantis an island bigger than Asia and Libya combined, obviously making their reported statement ridiculous that after Atlantis became a vast sea of mud which blocked the Straits of Hercules (Gibraltar) because the earthqakes supposedly caused it to fall into the sea, when in reality, coastal Atlantis was submerged by the sea with the end of the Ice Age, as too were the cities of Heraklion and Menouthis, of which the priests seem ignorant.
So the meaning of island certainly was mixed in their story, with other contradictions, such as their assigning 9,000 years before Solon’s time for the story of Atlantis, but with bronze and iron weapons, trireme ships, and gods such as Posidon, who actually was Sidon, a son of Canaan, so-called Phoenicians, as the evidence in southern Spain indicates (including the submerged ruins), rendering their story unreliable in some respects, but the story matches the archaeological data when one sees that the Ice Age actually ended circa 1500 B.C., when Egypt’s preeminent megalithic port cites, Heraklion and Menouthis, also were inundated by the sea.
To see how those ancient navigators circa 2000 B.C. precisely measured and navigated the globe by the wobble rate of the earth’s axis as it spins and rotates around the sun, then please checkout article #2 at http://IceAgeCivilizations.com, to see why Atlas (a son of Sidon) was considered the map man, who “held the world on his shoulders.”
And see http://genesisveracityfoundation.com.